Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nostalgia

What you are witnessing is real.  Do not judge.

I needed a dose of nostalgia for some reason this weekend, and so I started Friday night, and continued until Sunday morning at 2:32 PM.  And managed to watch the entire first season of…

wait for it…

THE COSBY SHOW.

Yes.  THAT COSBY show.  cosbyshow_main_max

I needed me a little Theo, a little Vanessa, a dash of Denise, some Sondra, lovable Rudy, and of course Clair and Cliff.  All the heavenly Huxtables on my television screen, streaming from Hulu like manna from heaven.

It was exactly what I needed.

I don’t know why I needed to watch the show, however, as I sat there watching each and every episode the thing that struck me was how much they all loved each other.  You could just tell, from beginning to end of each episode, that it was all done with love.  And I get that they are television characters…not real at all.

But I remember growing up, and when this show was on the air for the first time, and just really, really, REALLY wishing that my family was as centered, as loving, as fun as this family.  I won’t go into what a horrible childhood I had, because it wasn’t horrible at all.  It was functionally dysfunctional.  And I’m all the better for it.  We all seem to get along much better as adults than independently-minded kids.  Go figure.

Anyway, it was a nice blast from the past to visit the Huxtable clan, and see them all in their silliness.  And yes, I will probably continue and watch the rest of the seasons at some point.  Because it makes me happy.

God bless you, Huxtable clan and Hulu Streaming.

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Happy 2013!!

What a great way to ring in the new year!  I went out with some friends to see “Dina Martina“‘s Christmas show last night.  Hysterical.  I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.  Ridiculously entertaining, and incredibly well thought out.  These are the type of drag queens I like.  Funny, funny, funny!  The entire audience was in stitches for the whole show.  She’s got another show in April, and I’m hoping to make it out there.  That would be amazing!

After the show, we went up to a local restaurant and had ourselves some greasy food.  Because nothing says New Year’s like greasy food babies named “Paco.”

And then after that, we headed to a friend’s where we walked through a waft of pot smoke (yay legalization…???!?!?!) and stood on the balcony to watch fireworks over the Space Needle.  It was delightful, it was delicious, it was delovely, and those words were unscrupulously borrowed from Mister Cole Porter.

I sent a few “Happy New Year!” texts out to friends and family, and then we all settled around the living room of my friend’s place to play some very, very VERY competitive “Catchphrase.”  Wow.  It was intense.  But we had a great time.

What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year.  With friends whom I consider family, and laughter.  And this morning, I woke up to the sun shining down on my face.

2013 is going to be a good year.  🙂  I can feel it.

 

HT